Branksome Hall - Slogan Yearbook (Toronto, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1986

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Although constantly busy with the SLOGAN, Terrell always finds time to take pictures for her THE LATE NIGHT REPORT: The staff fridge has no food of nutritional value - but their coffee tastes great! SLOGAN STAFF 1986 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Louise Dempster ASSISTANT EDITOR Janet Read LAYOUT EDITOR Corinne Strasman LITERARY EDITOR Janice Franklin ART EDITOR Meileen Son Hing SPORTS EDITOR Leslie Fleming JUNIOR SCHOOL EDITOR Alison Dalglish ADVERTISING EDITOR Katie Ingham PHOTOGRAPHERS Terrell Bond Hillary Pounsett Nicole Pichler TRIPLE E Debbie Edney JOLLY TYPIST Meredith Bond STAFF ADVISOR Mrs. MacGregor LITERARY ADVISOR Mrs. Roe ADVERTISING ADVISOR Mrs. Gray 3

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WINDSURFING - funfunh Windsurfing is the ultra-hottest sport on water. Windsurfers are the ultra-coolest humans on earth. G£ yS- WOWWOW!! Guys, like windsurfers, are necessary to life in general and in specific. Unfortunately, there seems to be a dearth of guys at Branksome, so for your pleasure we have taken and included pictures of some. FOOD- YUM YUM! Be it bagels and cream cheese. Diet Coke, Cheese balls, Treats cookies, Druxy ' s salads or pizza, we love it all! ! ! EDITORIAL - BORING boring! necessary NECESSARY! HERE IT GOES . . . " Spirit, spirit we have got. Not a little but a lot . . . " Welcome to the 1986 Branksome SLOGAN. This past year has certainly been one of spirit, and since the SLOGAN represents the school year, why not have a theme of spirit? The cover, with photographs on it for the first time, also reflects the theme. The incredible pictures were taken by Edward Drew, a very patient professional photographer. Everyone who had a hand in any aspect of the SLOGAN soon realized that despite the hours of hard work, it was ac- tually possible to have fun. The same goes for school. Midst the tests and essays there ' s always a time for joking and laughing. Humour has a place everywhere and that ' s why we decided to have some fun with this year ' s SLOGAN. Look twice at some of the unusual photos, read carefully some of the headlines, and don ' t be afraid to laugh out loud (we did in writing it), at the LIFE AND TIMES OF RIBBIT - THE PARTY-ANIMAL, the ongoing saga of our mascot, that fearless generator of Spirit. The story of Ribbit ' s activities would never have amounted to anything without the creations of Mary Wright. Singlehandedly she drew each and every cartoon of Ribbit in this entire book. Another person whose talent we borrowed is Lisa Pigat who took all the photos for the boarding section. The success of this and every SLOGAN depends on team- work. The SLOGAN staff this year personified teamwork. When it came to individual tasks, every member pulled her own weight. Yet, when a group collaboration was needed, everyone worked together. Thank you for your absolute dedication and also for your uncanny skill of knowing when to laugh. Janet Read deserves special mention for the SLOGAN would not be sitting in front of you right now without her. She is the most incredible person to work with. Her sense of humour is un- paralleled and her hard work on whatever she undertakes is unrivalled. Mrs. MacGregor also deserves our thanks. She gave us support whenever we needed it and her patience when we had just " one more page to finish " was really appreciated. The job of yearbook advisor has got to be one of the toughest jobs around but she is a pro at it. Mrs. Roe and Mrs. Gray also devoted many hours as literary and advertising advisors. Finally, our thanks to Mrs. Read and Mrs. Emery who always greeted our demands with a smile. Mrs. Read ' s cookie visits to the SLOGAN office will never be forgotten. Now its time to get to the yearbook itself. It ' s your SLOGAN, Branksome, so check it out! P.S. To everyone on the SLOGAN Staff, (you know who you are), you are all the most amazing, committed, dedicated friends. Thank you. f

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MISS ROACH AND SARAH As usual, 1985-6 has been busy and productive for Branksome as this yearbook well illustrates. However, this year has been a little different from others for several reasons. It started off in an extraordinary way when the whole Senior School was honoured to be asked by our brother school, St. Andrew ' s College, to help celebrate their 60 years in Aurora. And so five bus loads of us enjoyed the crisp, sunny, bagpiping day -- games, ceremony, meals and dance - at St. Andrew ' s on October 26th. There have been as usual a few new ventures. This year has seen our first rowing team, our first indoor track team, our new public affairs club, our first band concerts, which attest to the growing popularity and quality of our instrumental music. " The Musical " is now a tradition in the Senior School as this year ' s SOUND OF MUSIC ensured. But this spring, the Junior School produced two of their own -- THE WIZARD OF OZ for grades seven and eight -- ANNIE for grades one-six. Although we have had one or two exchanges in the past, this year their number has increased. Three of our students have been studying in France during the final term, one in Quebec and one in Fettes School in Edinburgh. And we have enjoyed three guests to our school, Virginia Dufour from Quebec, Isobel Ensuque from Grenoble and Elizabeth Noon from England. The variety added by new activities, different school experiences for several girls, and guests from other provinces and countries gives a vitality to the school which we all share. But what has given this school year its particular stamp of success and spirit, has been the student leadership which has been outstandingly dedicated and creative, particularly that provided by our Head Girl, Sarah Wright, and all the prefects. I thank them on all our behalf. Branksome has many parts to it. I never really realized how much there is to do and enjoy at Branksome until 1 started thinking about what I wanted to say to you today. First came boarding. This year I have come to know the boarding part of Branksome as I have taken on the new status of a boarder. I have seen something of Branksome I never saw before. Learning to Lyme with the Bahamians, delicious dinners every night, waiting your turn for the phone and then hearing that irritating busy signal, opening back doors, and fire drills at midnight are parts of boarding life I ' ll never forget. Homework, tests, exams, marks or academics are another part of Branksome but my speech would be rather tedious if I dwelt on that topic for long. Music and athletics join together to provide the majority of after school activities. Social events are also an exciting part of Branksome and this year started off in a very unique style with Gatsby ' s Garden Party. Next came New Girls. As always there are many new girls at Branksome this year. They add a lot to our school and they always make me think of the Junior School. I guess that is because I was a new girl in grade seven. To the Junior School I have this to say - you are a very special part of Branksome and anytime I am across the street you always make me feel welcome. Your smiles and en- thusiasm are a great part of any day. What about outings? Almost every student leaves Branksome on an outing at one time or another. Nobody ever forgets Mrs. Hay ' s trips to Quebec, Ottawa and Washington. K is for Kiltpress. The Kiltpress is our school newspaper and along with our yearbook it plays a very important role at Branksome. It is the responsibility of the Kiltpress and the SLOGAN to keep each part of Branksome aware of what is happening throughout the other parts. Another part of Branksome, probably the most popular, is the holidays. I have mentioned today many different parts of Branksome Hall and there are a lot more that I haven ' t mentioned. These parts all come together to produce the most important part of all-school spirit and enthusiasm. Ribbit, our school mascot, is full of enthusiasm and his spirit is catching. Come out to any activity and let the spirit grab you. I believe that this should be a fabulous year for all of us. The prefects are a very special group and I ' m lucky to be working with them. This year ' s graduating class is enthusiastic and fun-loving. But we need everybody ' s help. With the team work of the prefects, the grads, the staff, the junior school and the senior school let ' s make this the best year Branksome has seen in a long time. In the words of a song you ' ve all heard - " I ' ve told you about a school I know it ' s kinda crazy but you ' ll want to go You can party till the break of dawn At Branksome Hall you can ' t go wrong! " - Headgirl ' s speech at the Installation of the Prefects, Oct. II ' 85. At Rosedale United Church.

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